Running with EMT Shears
by Anna Kahn | August 15, 2020
poor bondage technique/built for pleasure
is a menace/laughter ringing
haven’t you heard/across the cross
of your radial nerve/tissue
you’ll need it/cuffs
for years/boy shaking
I’m worried/with the strain
for your wrists, the risk/of wanting
of ignoring/to impress
basic protocol/that smile, that waist.
Anna Kahn (she/her) is a Barbican Young Poet and a London Library Emerging Writer. She has gigged a lot. Her work has been published in journals (The Rialto, The London Magazine, The Rumpus) and anthologies (Why Poetry: The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom, Alter Egos). By day she does something inexplicable in tech.